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[ applause ] the auto worker who won the lottery after his plant almost closed, but kept coming to work every day and bought flags for his whole town. one of the cars that he built, to surprise his wife, he gives me hope. the family business in minnesota that doesn't lay off a single one of their 4,000 employees when the recession hit, even when their competitor shut down dozens of plants, even when it meant the owner gave up some perks and some pay, because they understood that their biggest asset was the community and the workers who had helped build that business. they give me hope. [ applause ] i think about the young sailor i
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met at walter reed hospital, still recovering from a grenade attack with an knee amputation. we walked into a dinner for those who served in iraq, tall, and 20 pounds heavier, dashing in his uniform, with a big grin on his face, sturdy on his new leg. i remember how a few months after that, i would watch him on a bicycle, racing with his fellow woued warriors on a sparkling spring day, inspiring other heroes who had just begun the hard path he had traveled. he gives me hope. [ applause ] he gives me hope. i don't know what party these men and women belong to. i don't know if they'll vote for me. but i know that their spirit defines us. they remind me in the words of
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scripture that ours is a future filled with hope. if you share that faith with me, if you share that hope with me, i ask you tonight for your vote. [ cheers and applause ] if you reject the notion that this nation's promise is reserved for the few, your voice must be heard in this election. if you reject the notion that our government is forever beholden to the highest bidder, you need to stand up in this election. if you believe that new plants and factories can dawn or landscape, that new energy can power our future, that new schools can provide ladders of opportunity to this nation of dreamers, if you believe in a country where everyone gets a fair shot and everyone does their fair share and everyone plays by the same rules, then i need you to vote this november.
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[ cheers and applause ] america, i never said this journey would be easy. and i won't promise that now. yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. we don't turn back. we leave no one behind. we pull each other up. we draw strength from our victories, and we learn from our mistakes, but we keep our eyes fixed on the distant horizon, knowing that providence is with us and that we are surely blessed to be citizens of the greatest nation on earth. thank you, god bless you. may god bless each and every state. [ cheers and applause ] >> and there you have heard the
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president of the united states. i'm struck how often he kept saying, i am the president, i know what it's really like. and the man who came in talking about the audacity of hope, talking about hope over and over again still. >> it was a different speech from four years ago. it was not triumphant. it was sobering. you heard the president say i'm a president who has changed, a president who is mindful of his own failings. and he said a country that learns from its mistakes. >> let's watch now as his family comes out on the stage, there, of course, sasha and malia, ages 14 and 11 now. >> who are going to school tomorrow. >> he said they're going to school tomorrow. high school, of course for malia. we'll go to jake tapper who is right there in the midst of it
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all. >> i completely agree with george. such a different speech than the one we heard in denver four years ago. the poetry at the end, the soaring rhetoric that we're used to hear from president obama and candidate obama. but a lot of it was more pros when he talked about the choice. a choice election, not a referendum on him. and when he plays the commander in chief card and went after mitt romney for foreign policy views and foreign policy blunders, in his view. so it was almost three or four different speeches cobbled together. the crowd of course absolutely loved it. >> and john, we're hearing bruce spring teen, we take care of our own. one of the themes of the speech as well. >> no doubt. the line that stuck out to me is when he said, times have changed and so have i. when he kept repeating the fact that he is the president, playing on the pride of the people in the room. that they helped him get there.
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i agree with jake, in the beginning it was almost like a state of the union, talking about what he would do in a second term. but the last part of the speech was vintage obama. trying to get these people here, to get the people that drove his campaign, talking about we have providence on our side. they loved it. tears in the eyes of a lot of degenerative gat delegates. >> back to the stage, we're seeing craig robinson, michele obama's brother. and also her mother, and the mother-in-law who's been living in the white house and helping with the girls all this time. i want to go to cokie roberts. cokie, what do you think? >> i'm seeing them all hugging each other and looking very, very happy. i'm looking out at a sea of very happy delegates. what really struck me here was that this speech was meant to be
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in a lot of ways, an empowering speech. what he was really saying is that you are, the voters are hope and change. not me. you. and you give me hope, and y are the people who can make change by choosing the future that i am outlining for you. it's up to you now, hope and change, not me. >> they say those voters -- it's time to change direction. they're saying it's a referendum on president obama, not a choice. >> george, it was foreshadowing three things in the obama campaign. first, it's unclear what he meant when he said i endorse the principles of my buoy partisan commission. that sets up the team to say, is there any [ inaudible ] -- second he said to them, they
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want your vote, about you they don't want you to know their plan. that sets them up to be specific about the deductions they would pay for the rate. third, the striking aspect of this convention which was so much more focused on the military and foreign policy than the republicans was a a complete role reversal. the democratic party this year wants to talk about foreign policy, the republicans less so. >> they want to talk only about the economy. they want all the focus to be the economy. >> the democrats had to tell the american people what they've been able to accomplish over the last three and a half years. the president tonight, i believe, was a little wonky, he was inspirational, but he was also humbling. >> again, look once more at the scene, at the stage. we know they didn't have time to blow up the balloons here, so
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confetti and lights are having to do the work here. what about the president saying that the other team is new to foreign policy. we're going to take that money and build roads and bridges. >> i was struck by a couple of things. first, he wants to run on foreign policy, which usually republicans run on and democrats defend. i was struck by normally re-election campaigns fall in two categories. one, celebratory, look at the greatest things we've done. give us ur more years. the other one is, we're not doing so well, but blame the other guys. blame the other guys harry truman, 1948. he picked the middle path, i think he was looking straight at an undecided voter in ohio with modesty and tone, saying things haven't always been great, but we have a plan for the future. the question is, did it give that voter the confidence that he does have a plan? that's unknown. >> they know the path is harder,
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but better. >> and it's worth pointing out again, the early voting is already started. started right here in north carolina and heading on to other states as well. and then as one political philosopher said, three hours and a cloud of dust to the debate. they begin on october 3rd. >> thank you all for joining us for these conventions. stay tuned for "nightline." >> it has been great to be with you at the democratic national convention. goodnight. ♪ ♪
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>> live and in hd, this is abc 7 breaking news. delegates,airwoman, forcept your nomination .resident of the united states [applause] >> the breaking news thousands saw firsthand.
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president obama accepted his party's nomination for second term. it is shaping up to be a very tight race. talking about the economy, jobs, he says still needs to be done. scott is now live with us for more on the present's effort tonight to reach out to independent voters. night here in charlotte. a different speech than the one we saw last night. was. it was the biggest personal h a politician could make on n behalf. the president speaking for 40 minutes and really covering a laundry list of t matter. nothing we had not .before on an economic plan that will cut in half by 2020. really what got everyone excited
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, what theyupporters wasd most inspirational about the road, a a road to recovery. america, i never said this willey would be easy and i now.romise that our path is harder, but it a better place. yes, our road is long there but it together. we do not turn back no one behind. we pull each other up. we draw rength from our ourories and we learn from but we keep our eyes on that distant horizon breast -- are surely lasblessed. >> the president and not have to all the heavy lifting here.
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he really played the role of dog, joe biden, going after mitt romney. talking about the proposals for to medicare. on to this line that is go-to lines these days. bin laden is dead and general is alive. thatthink that is a model strikes a chord. if you were watching earlier in quiteght, he got emotional. first, he tears up during the process when his son, , was the one to read his nomination. also got emotional reading speech about the military. moment of the night really came when we saw arizona's gabby giffords come on to the stage. a little difficulty, she gave the pledge of allegiance tonight. of theism was a big part site. e aboutsident spok terror, andwar and
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this night was about admitting n a very difficult few years, one that the president correct.ill >> know this, america. our problems can be solved our be can the path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place. i am asking you to choose that future. to rally.g you that is what we can do in the next four years. am running for a term as president of united states. tonight probably really came when the president ahead and talk about describing it as silly and saying, if you are say "i hearing him ," he is,f this message too. we have two months left. it will be a furious race to the finish line. the president is hitting three
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states in the next couple of days. mitt romney will be in virginia, talked a lot about. we are finally now at that point race laid outhe before us. seen the final degree, theo some debates they had, and then, -- november 6. forill be talking about time.some >> we approve the report. [laughter] travel safe. will see you soon. democratic reporters organized around the region, particularly which remains a battleground. this is at the state theater in falls church. >> meanwhile, the romney hold ontos trying to momentum after the republican national convention last week. mitt romney is in vermont prepares for the debates a series of that are scheduled -- are now
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scheduled over the next couple of months. >> when you take a look at what the president said that four ago, we are not read not lose states, are the united states of america. ie most partisan president have ever seen. >> ryan said americans are not off than they were four years ago. he said obama is leadership leave america as a welfare with a debt crisis. mitt romney's wife will over the weekend. she will lead a women for mitt event. that county is considered a swing county. >> in the district tonight, on the scene of a hit n involving a metro bus.
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a car struck a bus on the intersection -- a in -- an intersection. an investigation is now underway. 11:00, a significant attackment in a brazen inside of a historic, d.c. church. police have released a surveillance video. at happened stephen and the incarnation on saturday.rch the impact it may have on the case. >> police are hoping that by releasing the surveillance video about thelp bring break they need in this case of brazen robber who picked a hold someone up. >> in broad daylight, a man is seen going to st. stephen and the incarnation episcopal carried the man seen chasing behind in could be the are armed robber they g
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this surveillance video was on saturday. police say the suspect pulled held it to the man's "yo, do you have money." >> i cannot believe someone that at aome like church. terrible thing to happen. >> police say he also pointed reverend sarabeth goodwin. pass the desperate -- you would have to be desperate, to do some like that. >> the churches open day for anyone spot to pray. as police search for the suspect, some in the neighborhood are now questioning safety. opened,ant the church but someone like this happens,
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and you have to consider safety. >> that suspect is described as between 18 and 20 years old. he was wearing a black face mask. s person isrecognize to -- to give the police a call. they are offering a reward. >> thank you. monitoring a developing y from distant ice tonight. underwayigation is police-involved shooting. last checked, the circumstances o the gunfire have not by police.ed >> new at 11:00, out rates over parents school bus controversy. issue centers on hundreds of wh.ents jay korff is live with a look at of these issues. >> parents are irate and furious.
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think this new policy is unacceptable. you, the fastest off a parent is to put their child in danger. >> we are up in arms because e not safe for kids. >> there's tonight, outraged parents blasted school officials announcing only two weeks the yearthe start of children have to school instead of ride a bus. >> incredibly arrogant and rude the way you have treated parents. students now have to walk. the policy is flawed at best and dangerous at worst. >> traffic at the intersections is loud. the drivers are aggressive and nasty. >> i think making kids walk is a very bad idea. >> chloe and her parents are the thought of the her wayter navigating
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class through a maze of busy streets and impatient drivers. at rush hour. >> my first concern is the safety of the children. >> school officials will not policy.the willing to now reexamine cases in which a child's walked to school could safety hazard. >> if there is a situation where need to adjust and take a it, we will. ultimately, the overall plan is a sound plan. >> one other development. 450 parents have already filed so their child can go to riding the bus. school officials say half of e repeals have been reviewed and a third of them have been granted. the parents say that is simply not enough. they will continue to fight to change this policy. >> thank you. news at 11n abc 7 11:00, changes.
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are they in store for us on the weekend? up.ryan's forecast coming fans getting a excited. this looks like they will be in the playoffs. some fans are scratching their get homethey will
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>> breaking news from a high school. five members of the football have been removed from the program after an incident and involving prostitutes. s theewspaper report will be removed from the for an incident that at" -- atast saturday hotel following a game. more about this as moreas we learn information. >> new at 11:00, a baseball showdown is in the making. fans of washington nationals
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could strike out. >> the question now, how will fans get to and more importantly games.e some fans are concerned whether the metro will run if the games later into the night. this is a potential curveball fans could face. it. us about expected, the nats make the playoffs. sitting atop are play.tching them on thehave to transfer home, you would leave your seat at 11:00 catch the train to do that. the works fine during regular season. during the playoffs? not so much. ♪ ofight, there was the smell e air.fs in th am psyched. >> the nats took it to the cubs. but there is a big problem. the metro tells us there has
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no developments on how will get home during the playoffs. ridiculous that they do place by could worry a lot of fans. many playoff games around 8:30 and often went close to midnight. no way many fans could stay and the matchup.e until thet to stay of the game. >> and enjoy -- the metro says will have to do what other teams have to do, put near $30,000 payment per of which will be refunded. making enough money. could put a couple dollars to the matchup. >> again went 13 innings and o find their own way home. something they hope will every game ind the playoffs. >> hopefully, something can be that all the fans can be saved at the very end.
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>> clay of dance on friday and will be fine. of a playoff games are on of fans hopea lot metro will worsen the out. about fournd just weeks. -- the start is just about in four weeks. foro what is in store tomorrow? the morning rain, it is pretty pleasant. best of all,
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>> the humidity is still there it seems to be getting better. today, it lostin little bit out. little bit out. [indiscernible] tonight, we got this great shot sky.night temperatures outside right the 70's because we great in the heat earlier.ity
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washington, we had a quarter inch of rain. look at the other rain falls. fredericksburg, earlier, there flood watches out. this is ocean city. great picture sentence -- overthere was only two inches of rain. right now, there is nothing around us. still showers. the is the leading edge of changes to come. as we get on into saturday. down into north carolina, there showers and thundershowers were a little bit of meteorology enter the decision making process in and around us. g on right now. earlier today, out notion city, two inches of rain. nearby, our entry -- alexandra, quarter of an inch of rain. that is the one that is really a hurricane.
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.two hurricane if you are heading out for the of that may be showing up in the north carolina and outer banks and to ocean city in the next couple of days. the dew points, that helped -- tells the story. is the indianapolis critics minneapolis -- minneapolis. tomorrow morning, when you get out, temperatures will be in the '80s. -- a.p.'s. into saturday afternoon, -- 80's. saturday on to afternoon, much more .omfortable patchy fog tomorrow as you go out and had to school. -- head to school.
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temperatures to mar will be close to 90 degrees. after that, temperatures dropped into the 70's. at least and monday, we can breed. a decrease in humidity. that.are excited about you. >> the orioles and yankees go to war. a brawl at national park. you think it was crowded on that at thesen floor, look
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president clinton: this election to me is about which... candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.

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